Mercedes’ engines are ‘hanging on for dear life’, team boss Toto Wolff admits, as Williams and Aston Martin join Valtteri Bottas in taking grid penalties due to supplier’s reliability issues ahead of the US Grand Prix

Toto Wolff has admitted that Mercedes are ‘hanging on for dear life’ with the engine supply to their customer teams. McLaren are the only team powered by Mercedes who haven’t suffered so far in the United States, with Wolff admitting that it is a difficult situation. As reported by Planet F1, Wolff said: ‘I think you see that we are suffering with reliability this year. Wolff said: ‘I think when you look at Monza, for example, Valtteri had to start from the back and we are losing points on the way. ‘So I would have hoped for a few less penalties and use less engines, but this year it has really hit us hard.

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